(comparative more fantastically, superlative most fantastically)
- In a fantastic manner.
- He painted fantastically with everything as if in a dream.
- To an extent only in fantasy.
- He was fantastically wealthy.
fantastical + -ly
Variant of fantastic
- existing in the imagination; imaginary; unreal: fantastic terrors
- having a strange or weird appearance; grotesque; odd; quaint: fantastic designs
- strange and unusual; extravagant; capricious; eccentric: a fantastic plan
- seemingly impossible; incredible: fantastic progress in science
Origin of fantasticMiddle English fantastik ; from Old French fantastique ; from Medieval Latin fantasticus ; from Late Latin phantasticus ; from Classical Greek phantastikos, able to present or represent to the mind ; from phantazein, to make visible ; from phainein, to show: see fantasy
a person who is fantastic in behavior, dress, etc.; eccentric